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Saturday, September 12, 2015

With the spotlight on funding for businesses in the tech world, one company wants to make it easier for start-ups to get cash offered by the government.

Demystifying the process of growing companies securing funding from investors and lenders is the aim of the first event of its kind in the UK.

A co-working space in Tech City is perking up the office with a new concept space blending fast connectivity and artisan coffee on demand.

With cinema screenings, wine and cheese nights, yoga sessions in the office and increased working from home, one business is trying to show how flexible working is the future of the corporate world.

A leading tech boss has called for more action to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects at school and for Tech City to become more multicultural.

Described as an ‘eHarmony’ for jobs, a new company that aims to match young people up to potential employers is making waves in the recruitment industry.

A leading peer to peer (P2P) lender has predicted that the industry will account for a third of all business borrowing in the next five years.

Bosses are calling for more diversity in the workplace in light of new figures showing one in four companies employ no women at senior management board level.

New partnerships between a digital skills platform, a London property company and Tech City bosses will mean that young people are to have even more opportunities to get involved in tech.

A new peer-to-peer app has launched which aims to alleviate the stress of those in need of a helping hand for everyday tasks, or those looking for flexible work.

From hosting roundtable discussions with politicians, speaking at key events and taking international delegates on tours of East London’s tech scene, no day is the same for Tech City UK CEO, Gerard Grech, who describes his role as a “fascinating rollercoaster.”

Councillors in Hackney and Islington say they would welcome any investment into Tech City as government plans to transform the Old Street roundabout remain a mystery.

MPs for Tech City have voiced their recommendations on how to ensure the technology powerhouse continues to thrive under the new Tory government.

A new report has highlighted three major issues that could seriously affect the growth of Tech City.

With an increasing number of people trying to cope with London’s spiralling housing prices by moving into house shares with strangers, Splittable, a new app has been launched to ensure household expenses are divded equally.

A Tech City entrepreneur has harnessed the 3D printing revolution to realise his dream of designing a product in a cost-effective way.

A herd of cows stopped traffic in Tech City to mark the launch of a leading animal health company’s Centre for Digital Innovation at the House of Lords – a crucial venture for the future of farming.

Tech City is the third largest technology hub in the world and it’s right on our doorstep. Each week the Gazette brings you news from the thriving area around Old Street Roundabout. This week Shekha Vyas looks at what goes into planning one of the largest digital festivals in London

Hundreds flocked to the launch of a unique tool to marry technology and creativity this month.

Thought phone buttons were hard work? Now people who can’t be bothered to use a touchscreen either can streamline their conversations with a new app.



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